Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project
Abstract: This thesis-project explores several media formats for promoting newly translated Scripture portions in the Kwasio language. The ultimate goal is to see God’s Word integrated into the lives of individual Kwasio speakers and to impact Kwasio society. To this end, the author created six print and audio-video formats of the Prodigal Son parable, which were demonstrated and sold at a variety of locations. The study used interview-based questionnaires to assess how much each format appealed to Kwasio speakers during these first years of translation. The research analyzes the sale of the Scripture materials and feedback from respondents who were exposed to the materials. Its aim was to identify some of the more engaging forms of presentation available in Cameroon for communicating the biblical message, and guide the choice of future material productions. The research concluded that the Kwasio people desire a combination of print and audio-video materials, although more people show a greater interest in orality-based audio-video media, especially while the level of literacy is low.